Tribeca, Balthazar, De Niro - does it get any more New York than that? Last night, Chanel hosted its 12th annual Artists Dinner in honor of the city's favorite film festival, a chic tradition that starlets and fashionistas seem to look forward to year after year. An entire Soho block shut down as A-listers crowded the red carpet in front of the downtown eatery, and while a little drizzle could have spelled disaster for the glamorous crowd, it couldn't keep away the likes of Katie Holmes, Dianna Agron, Christina Ricci, Jon Bon Jovi, and of course, Bobby D himself.
While the candlelit affair technically toasted this year's contributing artists, including Urs Fischer, Walton Ford, John Giorno, R.H. Quaytman, and Aurel Schmidt, there was nevertheless a more pointed sense of celebration - towards women. We mean, who loves the ladies better than Chanel? Hot off the heels of supporting Hillary, the glitterati haven't abandoned hope just yet. Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal did not shy away from today's state of affairs, asserting that "Hillary’s support and voice is needed now even more than before. And the fact that she does it with such resilience and dignity, it’s something for us all to really take a page from."
Joy Bryant, who joins Agron as a juror in the special Nora Ephron Prize category this year, was also feeling a surge of girl power, discussing some of the inspirational women and filmmakers she's come across this week. "There are some ladies doing the damn thing. I mean, there always have been, but I'm glad that I'm in this category named after the extraordinary Nora Ephron."
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